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  • Sep 04 / 2017
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Learn to sail program – November

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Note

The November Learn to Sail is booked out. Please put your name down on the waiting list for the November 2018 course by emailing training@williamstownsailingclub.org.au

About the course

We conduct one course during the sailing season, designed for those who wish to sail in small yachts.

The aim is to enable students to sail a small yacht competently and to gain confidence so that sailing is both safe and enjoyable.

This program runs for three Thursday nights of theory and five Saturday mornings of on the water training, under the guidance of experienced and certified Yachting Victoria instructors and experienced sailing members of the Club.

The minimum age for this program is 12, and you must be able to swim 50 metres.

This year the dates are:

  • Theory sessions: 3 x Thursdays – 9, 16, 23 November 2017 (7:30pm – 9:45pm)
  • On-the-water training: 5 x Saturdays – 11, 25 November, 2, 9, 16 December 2017 (8:30am – 12:30pm)

Find out more on our Learn to sail page.

 

 

  • Aug 25 / 2017
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TACKERS working bee – Sat 16 Sept

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Calling all TACKERS and Junior sailors.

There’s work to be done to get everything shipshape ahead of the start of the sailing season!

A TACKERS working bee will be held on Saturday 16 September at 10am.

Bring a sponge or a scrubbing brush and help get ready for the season opening.  Be dressed to get a bit dirty and wet.

Your hard work will be rewarded with a sausage sizzle.

 

 

  • Aug 25 / 2017
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TACKERS – name the Optis!

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Our wonderful Ozi-Optis have been nameless for too long!

We’re calling all Junior members to send in their suggestions of boat names.

The names should be something our young sailors would want to skipper and, ideally, have some link to boating, the Club or the local area.

There’s a great prize in store for the lucky winners, not to mention seeing their winning entry on one of the boats.

Entries should be sent to tackers@williamstownsailingclub.org.au before the end of August.

 

 

  • Aug 25 / 2017
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Training: protesting and first aid

Learn how to protest…

Learn how to protest or be part of protest committee or jury member. Geoffrey Searl, National Judge and Royal Geelong Yacht Club member will be conducting two training sessions on Sunday 29 October.

The morning session will focus on knowing how to correctly protest and the protest procedure, whilst the afternoon session will focus on protest management and protest committee procedures.

Confirm your place by sending an email to our Vice Commodore at vice.commodore@williamstownsailingclub.org.au

First aid

Need or want to learn how to apply first aid. Limited places will be available for members to join in the annual first training program for our first aid officers – see dates below. The cost of participation is $195 per person, expressions of interest can be sent our Vice Commodore at vice.commodore@williamstownsailingclub.org.au

Dates

  • Sunday 28 October – 8am – 12pm – Marine (VHF) Radio Training
  • Sunday 29 October – Learn how to protest
    • Morning Session – Protesting
    • Afternoon Session – The Protest Committee
  • Sunday 25 November – 9am – 4pm – First Aid & CPR Refresher Training

More dates will be published in the next newsletter and here as details come to hand.

  • Aug 17 / 2017
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TACKERS September courses

young sailors at the April TACKERS courses

Bookings are now open for TACKERS programs being run the first week of the September school holidays. Each program will run for 5 days, 4 hours per day.

  1. TACKERS 1: 25-29 September 2017, 4 hour session daily (8.30am – 12.30pm)
  2. TACKERS 2: 25-29 September 2017, 4 hour session daily (1pm – 5pm)

Find out more information here.

 

  • Feb 05 / 2017
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Transition to racing program – Feb

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Our Transition to Racing program is set to run on Saturday mornings on 4, 11 and 18 of February. This program is free to club members wishing to further practise their sailing skills. First priority for access to club pacers are given to graduates of the 2016 Learn to Sail program.

The program will operate between 8:30 am – 11:30 am with sessions covering gybing, tacking, race starts, flag recognition and capsizing. Skills to be practised will be announced on the day depending on wind and weather conditions and participants skill level.

This is not a formal program but more about giving you the opportunity to practise your skills in a supervised and safe environment.

To book a place contact Gayle at: training@williamstownsailing.org.com.au

 

 

 

  • Dec 12 / 2016
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sailing, training

TACKERS January programs

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The club will be offering TACKERS Levels 1, 2 & 3 training programs during the January school holidays.

Dates 2016-17

  1. TACKERS 1: 9-13 January 2017, 4 hour session daily (8.30am – 12.30 pm) BOOKED OUT
  2. TACKERS 1: 16-20 January 2017, 4 hour session daily (8.30 am – 12.30pm)
  3. TACKERS 2: 16-20 January 2017, 4 hour session daily (1pm – 5pm)
  4. TACKERS 3: 9–13 January 2017, 4 hour session daily (1pm to 5pm)

So if you have kids, grand kids or friends you think might like to get involved in the games and fun based introductory sailing for kids programs, more information and the booking forms are available here

 

 

  • Aug 29 / 2016
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Learn to sail course dates released (over 12 years of age)

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The aim of this course is to enable students to sail a small yacht competently and to gain confidence so that sailing is both safe and enjoyable.

This program runs for three Thursday nights of theory and five Saturday mornings of on the water training, under the guidance of experienced and certified Yachting Victoria instructors and experienced sailing members of the Club.

The minimum age for this program is 12, and you must be able to swim 50 metres. For children 7 to 12 we provide a TACKERS training program.

The 2016-17 course consists of:

  • Theory sessions: 3 x Thursdays – 3, 10 17 November (7:30pm – 9:45pm)
  • On-the-water training: 5 x Saturdays – 5, 12, 26 November, 3, 10 December (8:30am – 12:30pm)
    Note: Saturday 17 December is held in reserve in case we have unsatisfactory weather conditions on one of the other dates.

Find out more information here including how to enrol.